Lansdale Ghiselin SASSCER, Congress, MD (1893-1964)


SASSCER, Lansdale Ghiselin, a Representative from Maryland; born in Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges County, Md., September 30, 1893; attended the public schools, Central High School, Washington, D.C., and Tome School, Port Deposit, Md.; was graduated from Dickinson Law School, Carlisle, Pa., in 1914; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Upper Marlboro, Md.; served during the First World War 1917-1919, being overseas for thirteen months as a first lieutenant in the Fifty-ninth Artillery; resumed the practice of law; member of the State senate 1922-1938, serving as president in 1935 and 1937; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924 and 1936; vice chairman of the committee on reorganization of the State government in 1939; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Stephen W. Gambrill; reelected to the Seventy-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from February 3, 1939, to January 3, 1953; was not a candidate for renomination in 1952 but was unsuccessful for the nomination for United States Senator; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Upper Marlboro, Md., until his death there on November 5, 1964; interment in Trinity Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present